Benin Country Quiz

🇧🇯 Can you answer these questions about the country of Benin?
Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: September 16, 2020
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First submittedAugust 17, 2019
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Official capital of Benin
Seat of government and largest city
Body of water on which Benin lies
Bight of Benin
Gulf that the above is part of
Gulf of Guinea
Official language
Foreign country where you'd find "Benin City"
Country bordering Benin to the west
Currency shared by Benin and seven other countries
West African CFA Franc
Beninese-American actor who starred in "Blood Diamond" and "Gladiator"
Djimon Hounsou
Ideology of the Benin government 1975–1990
Former name of Benin
Another former name for the area around Benin,
named for a cruel trade
Slave Coast
Religion practiced by 11.6% of Benin residents, a higher percentage
than in any other country (hint: starts with V)
Two most-spoken native languages (name either)
Fon | Yoruba
European country that is nearest in size and shape to Benin
Level 84
May 21, 2020
Bulgaria is closer in size to Benin than Portugal is. If the question refers to some *combination* of shape and size, what combination?
Level 75
May 22, 2020
It does seem like a weird question for a quiz
Level 56
Sep 16, 2020
but the same question can be asked for all of the countries near benin: ivory coast, togo, ghana... this question is bizarre AF
Level 76
May 22, 2020
Portugal and Benin are taller than they are wide. Bulgaria is wider than it is tall. Therefore Portugal seems like the pretty obvious answer.
Level 54
May 10, 2022
No WT2008 because it says in size. Size for countries is land area, to make the question accurate it should just say shape.
Level 82
May 25, 2020
Perhaps a better way of putting it would be "Which European country is very similar to Benin in both shape and size?"

I think what's actually being asked for, to use mathematical terminology, is which country's shape is closest to being congruent to Benin's (whereas if size were not mentioned, it would be "closest to being similar" instead).

Level 74
Jul 25, 2020
I tried Greece, Bulgaria and even Iceland (haha) before randomly typing Portugal.
Level 67
Sep 16, 2020
It's a dumb question any way you frame it, but my impression from the questions is that the quizmaker was really struggling to come up with questions that people could get right. Having said that, I still did terribly.
Level 63
Sep 16, 2020
Agree. That question is probably uncalled for. Plenty more to benin that some odd similarity in "shape and size" with another country.
Level 80
Sep 16, 2020
maybe the weirdest question on jetpunk, disregarding the ones that treat religious figures as anything more than works of fantasy.
Level 85
Mar 3, 2021
I'm sure people appreciate you needlessly tossing out your disdain for people of faith. Really adding a lot to the conversation.
Level 72
Nov 22, 2021
Sadly it looks like 3 people do
Level 66
Sep 8, 2020
Should be Vodun, not Voudon
Level 81
Sep 16, 2020
Top tip! Always type in the name of country on these quizzes
Level 88
Sep 16, 2020
It always seems to help even if it doesn't always work.
Level 63
Sep 16, 2020
I read "cruel" as "crude" trade and was guessing different oils:(
Level 67
Sep 16, 2020
I was fixated on "Ivory Coast" since that is a cruel trade and there's a country with that very name just down the block from Benin.
Level 71
Sep 16, 2020
Vodun should be accepted as that's the spelling on Wikipedia
Level 34
Sep 16, 2020
Level 60
Sep 17, 2020
How do people know about this religion?? I thought I knew a lot of religions compared to most people, but this site has so many knowledgable people!
Level 65
Sep 17, 2020
"Voodoo" is accepted. That's how I got it.
Level 63
Apr 24, 2021
i think it looks like austria but thats just me
Level 34
Mar 28, 2022
Da Homey
Level 54
May 10, 2022
Bulgaria and Greece are closer than Portugal but if the question is just shape it would be portugal but say just the SHAPE if so...
Level 39
Apr 20, 2023
I only knew Dahomey from Yakko's world.